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Room to Read Overview

San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
2000
Nonprofit Organization
Non-Profit
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Room to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, our ... Read more

Mission: Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of
children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and
gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with
local communities, partner organizations and governments,
we ... Read more

Room to Read Reviews

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Erin Ganju
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    "Great mission, great people, broken systems"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at Room to Read full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Room to Read is full of amazing colleagues and provides a steep learning curve to gain a wide variety of experience in a short amount of time.

    Cons

    There are limited resources and many staff members are overworked and underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your greatest resource-your people.

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Room to Read Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Room to Read.

    Interview

    Extremely time-consuming (over 10 hours total in interviews). Inappropriate and illegal questions. Extended 6 hours of interviews by 90 minutes without apology. Asked for presentation on specific prompt, the criticised in interviews for presenting on irrelevant subject! And, after all of this, a form letter of rejection.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you, as a man, have a problem working in an office that is majority female? This is a question that violates multiple laws, and the company would be strung-up if the genders were reversed.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about some of the failures in your life, professional or personal. Answers about extreme professional challenges or overcoming difficult situations were not accepted. Pressed for "personal failures." Came from senior executive. Most offensive question ever asked in a long career.   Answer Question
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